Orange, New South Wales
Orange (Central NSW) is the birthplace of Australia’s most famous bush poet Banjo Paterson.
Orange School & Community Links
- School Links
- TAFE / University Links
- Community Links
Orange Local Knowledge
You could be forgiven for thinking oranges grow here in the Central West of NSW, but historically, our most prevalent crops have been apples, pears, peaches and cherries. Grapes now also thrive in our cold climate temperatures. Some of the region’s wines have excellent reputations in the ‘foodie’ world along with some of our award winning restaurants. Orange F.O.O.D. Week is held each year where the best of our produce and wine is celebrated and highlighted.
Orange is approximately 38,000 in population and over the last two decades many small boutique shops unique to the local area have emerged. We have four shopping plazas and two multi-movie complexes. Despite its overall rural atmosphere, Orange is not lacking in educational or cultural excellence. Five high schools, a TAFE campus, university, theatre, regional art gallery and conservatorium of music offer a variety of choice. The town is known as the ‘colour city’ because of its spectacular, deciduous autumn foliage. Seasonal sports abound. Swimming is for the summer months at the pool or Lake Canobolas and there is access to small indoor swimming facilities.
Sydney and Canberra are both approximately 3.5 hours drive and coach, train and plane services are available daily.
– Ellis Ash (These descriptions are written by BCL readers.
More Links & Information
- Postcode: 2800
- Orange City Council includes local information and a map